Personal development is important for the evolution of people at home and at work. Personal development allows us as vulnerable humans to find ways to better ourselves, whether through spiritual, cerebral, or physical means. This article covers some of the essential elements of personal productivity and development.
Prior to taking up a challenge, think about it before taking any action. Even if it is only for a few minutes because although good ideas come to us in a flash, creating action around them takes some planning. Please don’t let a good idea get in the way of your ultimate goal, so many of stumble from one good idea to the next and get absolutely nowhere. It is called; procrastination.
Personal development is actually a process of goal setting, planning and then working to achieve an appropriate end. So often we hear of the hard slog to gain personal or professional advantage and this could well be that reward has not been thought of as part of progress. There is nothing wrong with congratulating yourself on achieving a goal or even a deadline achieved on the way.
Self-doubt often put paid to the successful outcome to an improvement campaign. It is not easy for someone on the outside to see what is happening on the inside of someone’s mind. So somehow these self-doubts must be overcome and the best way is to find a mentor, a good manager at work will often fill the role. A friend that is close could be another but somehow self-doubt must be overcome.
Some people, indeed many are unaware of their great personal strengths which is a shame. Mainly because to achieve great things you will almost certainly have to utilise all your personal ammunition and concentrate mainly on your go to strengths. Here again a mentor could be of tremendous value.
Did you know that your physical condition will affect your mental prowess? Well it can because being able to feel happy about yourself physically provides confidence hen approaching a cerebral challenge. It does stand to reason if you consider it and the reverse is true also. So it will pay us all to be fit in body and mind. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and to keep”. His deep furrow could be replaced with apply total commitment for our purposes here.
Still the best way to achieve a personal or professional goal is step by step ensuring that one of the steps is completed before the next is started. Progress is then measurable in both quantity and quality which means you can adjust your actions according to the possibility of success. Additionally if you make mistakes you will know what to avoid doing the next time.
If you always do your best, regardless of what it is you do and do it right the first time and every time you will be a one-off! You are bound to make mistakes, just don’t make the same one twice. Remember if you exactly duplicate an action the result will always be the same so mix it up a bit and enjoy the differences. If the result is excellent, do the same again and again and keep the excellence going.
If you want to be a better person in every respect; go for it but expect some mishaps along the way and because you are expecting and shooting for a viable target it is not always certain that you will achieve it but without the applied thought and energy there is no chance of success. You will do all the right things if you love where you are and where you want get to in life!